How to Apply for IGNOU PhD 2022– Eligibility, Entrance Exam, Date, Admission 2022

There have been no announcements regarding the registration for the IGNOU Ph.D. entrance exam for the year 2021. For IGNOU PhD Admission 2021 programs, candidates will soon be able to apply online. The Ph.D. entrance examination has a long waiting list, so candidates who wish to take it have to wait for a long time. We recommend that candidates read the entire article carefully for a complete understanding of IGNOU Ph.D. Entrance Eligibility, Registration Procedure, Fees, Syllabus, Dates, and many more.

IGNOU Ph.D. Eligibility Criteria  

Applicants must have completed a master’s degree from a recognized institution with a minimum score of 55%.

For SC, ST, and OBC candidates, 5% of the minimum percentage requirements will be relaxed.

IGNOU Ph.D. Course Duration

A Ph.D. program will have a minimum course duration of 3 years and a maximum course duration of 6 years.

Available Categories of IGNOU PhD Courses

  • Full Time
  • Part-Time

This message informs all candidates that students from both categories must attend classes at the university’s assigned center to complete their course work. To be eligible to take the term-end exam, the student needs to have 80% attendance.


IGNOU PhD Entrance Registration & Exam Date 2021

IGNOU Ph.D. Online Application Start Date05.12.2021 to 22.12.2021 (upto 05:00 P.M.)
Last Date of Ph.D. Online Application23.12.2021 (up to 11:50 P.M.)
Release Date of Ph.D. Entrance Hall TicketTo Be Announced
IGNOU Ph.D. Entrance Exam Date 16 January 2022 (Sunday)
IGNOU Ph.D. Result Declaration Date (Final)To Be Announced

How to Apply for Ph.D. Entrance Exam 2021?

  • You can apply for the Ph.D. Entrance Examination through online mode. Click the “Online Application Form” link for Ph.D. 2021 and then click the “Application Form” link. To begin your registration procedure, you must click on New Registration after clicking the link.
  • It is essential that candidates fill out all sections, including the Registration and Application Form, without making any spelling errors.
  • Once you fill in the above details, it is mandatory to upload your recent passport-size scanned photograph and digital signature. A scanned photograph must be less than 200 KB in size and a signature must be less than 30 KB. After uploading, you have to re-verify your application with all the details that you provide to the university before submitting it. You can also get a print of your Application form before proceeding with payment.
  • Candidates are required to pay their application form by online payment after they have checked their application. After completion of payment, you will get a payment receipt so keep it safe with you for any future reference.
  • After successful payment, you will receive a notification or confirmation via SMS or through your registered email ID. If you didn’t get any confirmation then, please contact the IGNOU Ph.D. support team as fast as possible.
  • In the future, candidates will need to log in using their Application Number in order to download their Admit Card and Result on the Ph.D. portal.

To fill out your online application form, you must register. Upon payment of the entrance exam fees, the candidate’s fee cannot be refunded to them under any circumstances. Applicants to the Ph.D. program do not need to submit any documents during the application process. All original documents will need to be produced during the University interview.

Click to Fill IGNOU Ph.D. Online Application for 2021

IGNOU PhD Entrance Application Fees 2021

  • Rs.1000/- (General)
  • Rs 800/- (SC, ST & EWS)

IGNOU PhD Entrance Online Payment Methods

  • Net Banking
  • Debit/Credit Card
  • ATM Card

IGNOU PhD Entrance Exam Structure 2021

There’s no doubt that many students are confused about the syllabus and structure of the Ph.D. Entrance Examination. Here, we have an answer for almost all the questions of the students so let’s start. There will be 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and each will be worth one mark in the Ph.D. entrance test.

As per the Ph.D. Bulletin, the Ph.D. entrance examination syllabus structure is strictly based on the UGC guidelines. This means 50% of questions will be based on research methodology and 50% of questions will be based on a specific subject. The Ph.D. entrance exam has no negative marking, so we want to assure all interested students that they will not be penalized for taking it.

IGNOU PhD Selection Procedure

Candidates will be shortlisted for the Ph.D. program by proceeding through two stages called Entrance Exam and Interview. For the IGNOU Ph.D. entrance examination, 70% will be weighted, while 30% will be weighted for the personal interview, so candidates need to start preparing accordingly. IGNOU PhD Admission 2021

Click to Download IGNOU PhD Bulletin 2021

IGNOU PhD Entrance Hall Ticket 2021

IGNOU University will release the Ph.D. entrance exam hall tickets for the session 2021 soon. From the following link, candidates can download their hall tickets for their entrance examination. They should keep their hall tickets in a safe place when they reach the exam center.

In case candidates are unable to download Admit Cards from the website, they may
approach the Help Line (011-40759000) between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

In case of any discrepancy in the particulars of the candidate or his/her photograph and
signatures shown in the Admit Card and Confirmation Page, the candidate may
immediately approach the Help Line (011-40759000) between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. In
such cases, candidates may appear in the Examination with the already downloaded
Admit Card. However, NTA will take necessary action to make corrections in the
record later. IGNOU PhD Admission 2021

IGNOU PhD Entrance Result 2021

After the closing of applications for PhD Entrance Exam, the university will declare the PhD Entrance Exam Result for 2021.

Click for Ph.D. Entrance Result 2021

In order to download their Ph.D. Entrance scorecard on their device, candidates must enter their application number, correct birth date, and security pin.

IGNOU PhD Interview Schedule 2021

The results of the PhD entrance examination were announced a few days ago. The next stage of the selection process is an interview with the students. As mentioned above, IGNOU has just released the School-wise Phd Interview List and the exact schedule. For consideration for admission to the Phd program, candidates are encouraged to review the list and arrive on time for their program interviews.

Click for PhD Interview Schedule 2021

Check this page regularly to find out your Phd interview schedule if your program is not listed above. IGNOU PhD Admission 2021

IGNOU PhD Interview Result 2021

The university will announce the final result of the IGNOU PhD entrance examination once the process of personal interviews of all candidates have been completed. The candidate can then proceed to pay the required fees to begin the process of admission in IGNOU PhD programs.

To determine whether they have been shortlisted for admission or not, candidates are requested to review the final list. You can find your name in the list or confirm it using your application number for the IGNOU PhD entrance exam.

There is no provision for rechecking/re-evaluation/re-totaling of the result/score
and no query in this regard will be entertained.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is an Examination conducting body and will provide
IGNOU Ph.D. Score 2021. The NTA does not collect the information regarding total
number of seats available in the Institutions and reservation criteria followed by the


Is it possible to study PhD at IGNOU?

Yes, Eligible candidates can do PhD from IGNOU

How does the IGNOU PhD program differ from the regular program?

The IGNOU PhD program is a regular program run by the university under UGC guidelines.

Is Part-Time or Full-Time PhD Valid?

Of course, it is valid across India.

Is the IGNOU PhD program Recognized by the UGC?


How can I get a PhD from IGNOU?

To get a PhD from IGNOU, you have to pass the entrance exam, interview, and course work (theory and practical).

For admission to a PhD program, must I pass the entrance exam?

Yes. It is compulsory for all interested candidates.

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